Big boats for Florida, small for Massachusetts

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This month we are taking a look at the sales by length in the top five states for sales for the nine months to Sept. 30. We have also shown the totals for the U.S. as a whole.

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It will not come as a surprise to find Florida in the No. 1 spot in terms of the total number of boats sold in the period (3,985, or 20 percent) as well as volume in each of the five length categories surveyed.

Where the numbers do get interesting is that 67 percent of Massachusetts’ sales are in boats less than 30 feet versus 34 percent of Florida’s total and 25 percent of California’s total. Forty-seven percent of California’s total sales are in the 30- to 39-foot category compared to Maryland’s 42 percent, New York’s 38 percent and Florida’s 35 percent.

This brokerage sales data is unaudited and is voluntarily supplied by YachtWorld.com member brokers.

These charts do not represent all boats sold by all brokers: 95 percent of YachtWorld.com’s 1,689 members contribute sales information. YachtWorld.com and Soundings Trade Only are owned and published by Dominion Enterprises.

This article originally appeared in the December 2008 issue.

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